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kathy seward mackayKathy Seward MacKay, photographer, Nashua

Kathy Seward MacKay waa born in Somerville, New Jersey and received her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work as a freelance photographer has brought her praise and awards from the Boston Globe, the Nashua Telegraph, the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post. Since the early 1990s she has won critical acclaim for her documentary work with her traveling solo exhibition "In Sickness and in Health: Love, Marriage and Alzheimer's Disease". Most recently, her work with the book "Dying in Vein: Blood, Deception… Justice" focuses on AIDS, HIV and its connection with hemophiliacs receiving tainted blood. This subject hit close to home for her husband, David died at 33 years of age in 1997. As a hemophiliac, David contracted hepatitis C and HIV from infected blood products.

seward mackay artwork"I like to think that my photographs work on two levels - the artistic andthe documentary. It has always been important to me to capture on camera people during the most challenging and therefore most heroic points in their life," explains MacKay, "Yes these moments are beautiful in of themselves whether a photographer was present to record them or not. But I feel it is my job to capture them in the most artistic way possible - doing justice to their intrinsic majesty - while still maintaining the integrity of truth."

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